Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp and writer Mike Cook gave a recap the week's news and previewed some upcoming events as they highlighted some of the articles in the latest edition of the newspaper. They also talked with Nikka Ziemer, Nancy Clein Tafoya, Debbie Jo Felix and Lisa Taylor, cast members of the play Murderess which will be presented at the First Christian Church this weekend.
Walt and Peter speak with Patrick Nolan, executive director of the Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, and BLM Las Cruces District Public Affairs Specialist Bill Wight about a $33,000 grant from the state they have received to pave a section of the La Cueva Trail from the Dripping Springs Visitor Center.
Walt and Peter speak with Bev Courtney, a certified firearms instructor and founder of the American Gun Culture Club, and Juan Garcia, Chairman of the Coalition of Conservatives in Action, about efforts in Congress to pass gun safety legislation following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Walt and Peter speak with Frank Carril, a local resident who has raised concerns about the construction process for city projects, including the fact that the new pickleball courts at Apodaca Park are not ADA compliant.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman discussed items in the news, including the ongoing Jan. 6 hearings and court order required to certify the primary election in Otero County.
Otero County Commissioner Gerald Matherly smells something fishy with the results of the recent primary election.
Matherly didn’t come right out and accuse the winners of cheating, but said he knew of at least one case where “ghost” ballots were returned from an address where the homeowner had died.
“I don’t even know if it’s one ballot, 10 ballots or 20 ballots,” he said.
Although KTAL does not have an actual newsroom, the station is part of a statewide project called the Southern New Mexico Journalism Collaborative. It's an effort to generate more news stories from this part of the state by focusing on the issues critical to our region. Coordinator Diana Alba Soular talks about its importance and the role it fills. Reyes Mata, its staff reporter, shares what he has learned about the impact of the pandemic on Southern New Mexico.
From the starting point of "Juneteenth", today's thoughtful conversation with Shahid Mustafa touches on many thought-provoking considerations. We explore some of the complex and complicated perceptions surrounding the told and untold history of Black and Native Americans, race and reparations, and economics. We touch some of the underlying thinking, language, and attitudes from the past and present, as well as what the future may hold. More to come on these and other related matters.
Stuart Kelter interviews Bob Delcampo, a professor emeritus at NMSU, who was the founder and head of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at NMSU for many decades, mentoring hundreds of therapists in training, writing two textbooks on marriage and family therapy, as well as many research articles about Work and Family Balance, while maintaining a private practice. In June of 2006, New Mexico Governor Richardson appointed him to the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Licensing Board, and Governor Martinez renewed his appointment when she took office. He served as chair of the state standards committee for Marriage and Family Therapists and as chair of the Ethics Committee for the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board for three years. He appeared regularly in KTSM-TV Newschannel 9 as their relationship expert and wrote a monthly column for The Heart magazine on effective relationships. In 2006, Dr. Del Campo was named “Centennial Laureate” in the College of Human Sciences at the Florida State University for being one of the top graduates in the 100 year history of that college.
Walt and Peter talked with Julia Smith and Maura Hahir about local activities taking place in celebration of Pride Month.
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